Regional Integration in the Asia Pacific Issues and Prospects: Education, Health and Culture
The Asia Pacific region contains a major share of the world's population (exactly a third if South‐Central Asia is not included; 57% if it is). The extraordinary variety of ethnicities, cultures, languages and religions in the region, not to mention a wide spectrum of economic and social development levels, renders any search to identify a unifying thread, aside from the obvious one of geographic propinquity, a difficult one. No doubt there are commonalities of interest in the Asia Pacific region, but we would still have to conclude that we are dealing here with a situation of extreme diversity. This is why, if indeed the Asia Pacific region is to be regarded as an entity, it is...
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: April 1, 2005